Friday, June 22, 2007

My Aunt Donna and One of Her Handmade Quilts!

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This week, I would like to show you one of the cutest quilts I've ever seen! My dad's eldest sibling, Aunt Donna, made this for my youngest son Shane, three years ago. He loves dogs and talked about his dog, Chance, all the time. When Aunt Donna made my son and nephew quilts for their college dorm rooms, she didn't forget Shane. She made him this small quilt of puppies and if you enlarge the photo, I think you will be able to see that each puppy has a button sewn on for an eye! Shane is nine and still cuddles with this quilt when he feels chilly or is sick. It will always remain in our family somehow. I'm hoping Shane's little boy will be able to use it some day!

Oh, by the way, Aunt Donna will be 81 in November, which means that she was 78 or so when she made this! All the more reason it is so special to us. She has been an avid quilter for years and has sold many! She says she has made some GOOD money from her quilts. I know when Uncle Ray was alive, they would drive to just the right spot here in central Florida and set up shop on the side of the road, where she could sale her quilts readily! Five years or so ago, a local paper interviewed her and posted the article along with a photo of her and one of her creations! I wish I had the newspaper article to scan! I would just love putting it here for all to see.


Shane's puppy dog quilt!

Aunt Donna loves to cook and have company. She is so very hospitable! I wish I were more like her in that aspect! I'm drooling as I eyeball her corn casserole!

Aunt Donna showing Shane a family album. She was pointing out all who are serving presently in the military.


Feasting at Aunt Donna's table!

( I look horrid! This was one of those days I was in such horrible pain, but forced myself to go visit.)

33 comments:

PortraitofPeter said...

Your Aunt Donna is indeed so talented and what a wonderful quilt.

Trella said...

That is just the cutest quilt I have ever seen. It is certainly different and your aunt is very talented. How wonderful to have such a treasure in the family.

Kim said...

I love the quilt, a friend of mine has offered to teach me, but I'm afriad I'll be quite inept at it. Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

What an heirloom quilt to pass down....and a wonderful cook, too. She sounds like a great lady....

Penless Thoughts said...

I can see why that is so special to Shane.
Susan

Lady_MSnow said...

It seems that you have a very sweet and talented aunt!

Jackie said...

I love the quilt. HOw cute...and yes, that food looks delish!

ellen b said...

Your Aunt Donna sounds like quite a treasure. What a gift to you and your family. blessings...
P.S. I hope you are not in pain today!

Rose Mary said...

What an adorable quilt! And so special since your aunt made it. I know you will always treasure it and hope you have a grandchild someday that will do the same.

Have a great weekend!

Tiany said...

How special for you to have!!! Love the pics (I always do)

As for being first, I think Kelli and I are both midnight bloggers it seems no one is ever there but me around midnight :-)

Have a great weekend!

charish said...

Very talented woman. What a beautiful quilt.
Sarah

Sandra said...

I loved this post :) The quilt is beautiful and I have to say I was drooling over that casserole too LOL

Thank you for sharing :)

Barbara H. said...

That quilt is one of the cutest things I have ever seen, and just right for a little boy. What a treasure! Your Aunt Donna was incredibly talented.

Ruth said...

I love that quilt!! That is one skill I always wished I had learned. What a keepsake!!

Lana G! said...

Adorable quilt. Your aunt Donna is a very special lady!

Ashley said...

That is so sweet! What a sweet talented lady! It's wonderful to have family who will have you over without acting like it's a stress to their schedule!

And you do NOT look horrid!! LOL

Kelli said...

That is the sweetest little puppy dog quilt!! It looks perfect for warming up with on those cold days. Aunt Donna is very talented and I'm drooling over her cooking too! :0)

Kelli

LBP said...

What a wonderful quilt! That is so cute.

Wish I had an Aunt Donna!

Marci said...

That is a treasure. I am sure your son's children will enjoy it one day. I love to hang on to stuff like this for my grandchildren when they come.

jennifer said...

I think your Aunt is awesome!

I love the quilt!

BTW in the photo you were worried about, all I noticed is that you are drinking a caffeine free drink! I am devastated! Caffeine free? Oh I am embarrassed that I love caffeine:(

Lyndy said...

Pam,

What a treasure indeed. I have all my grandmother's quilts and I will always cherish them. I have never seen one quite like that and it is obvious a lot of time and love went into it. How sweet.

Love and Hugs, Lyndy

PEA said...

That quilt is such a treasured family heirloom...your aunt Donna certainly did beautiful work! I'm so glad you showed pictures of her so that we now know what the person looks like who made the quilt:-) Have a wonderful weekend!! xox

Pat said...

What memories!! And for Shane to share time with a few "older" relatives---what memories!

The quilt is cute.....hoe he is able to pass it on one day!!

You look lovely!! As always (remember, we are our own worst critic!!) (((hugs)))

Julie's Jewels said...

I love that puppy quilt!! My grandmother loved making quilts. She had made many and some of them sold for hundreds and even over a thousand dollars. I did not inherit that talent for sure. I don't have the patience for it.

luvvom said...

Very talented! I was already hungry and now I'm hungrier!

jar said...

What a beautiful quilt. The dogs look so real. I love the fabric that she chose.

Myrna said...

that quilt is the cutest, most adorable--and made more so because of who made it. Aunt donna sounds like a wonderful lady.

thanks for coming by my place.

Lori B said...

That quilt is so cute. She is very talented indeed. I wish I knew how to quilt, but don't. I may have to learn someday.

Autumn said...

That is a very cute quilt. I have never seen a pattern like it before.

HsKubes said...

What a wonderful quilt! She is so talented. What a precious thing to have from her! And the photo and thought of a corn casserole almost had me drooling. Yum!

Thank you, by the way, for you comments. Your encouragement and kind words are always such a blessing.

~ Christina

groovyoldlady said...

That quilt is fabulous!

Mishel said...

What a cute quilt! And what a neat tribute to your Aunt Donna--I want an Aunt Donna!! : )

Happymama said...

Your Aunt Donna seems like a very special lady.

I'm sorry you weren't feeling good when that last picture was taken. You have the "fake it 'til you make it" attitude. That will help you in a lot of ways.

~Kristi